Globalizing Capital : A History of the International Monetary System - Second Edition

Description

First published more than a decade ago, Globalizing Capital remains an indispensable part of the economic literature today. Written by renowned economist Barry Eichengreen, this classic book emphasizes the importance of the international monetary system for understanding the international economy. Brief and lucid, Globalizing Capital is intended not only for economists, but also a general audience of historians, political scientists, professionals in government and business, and anyone with a broad interest in international relations. Eichengreen demonstrates that the international monetary system can be understood and effectively governed only if it is seen as a historical phenomenon extending from the period of the gold standard to today's world of fluctuating prices. This updated edition continues to document the effect of floating exchange rates and contains a new chapter on the Asian financial crisis, the advent of the euro, the future of the dollar, and related topics. Globalizing Capital shows how these and other recent developments can be put in perspective only once their political and historical contexts are understood.

Details

Author(s)
Barry Eichengreen
Format
Paperback | 280 pages
Dimensions
161.04 x 233.17 x 17.27mm | 397g
Publication date
21 Feb 2011
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publication City/Country
New Jersey, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition statement
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations note
29 line illus. 7 tables.
ISBN10
0691139377
ISBN13
9780691139371
Bestsellers rank
137,103